Institute for Ecumenical Studies

The Institute for Ecumenical Studies is founded on the inspiration of the Second Vatican Council.

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SYNODALITY AND ECUMENISM

Commentary by Barbara Hallensleben for kath.ch at the occasion of the visit of Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin to Switzerland

Anyone who should have been filled with hope for ecumenism through synodality was left perplexed after the visit of Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin to the celebration of "100 years of the restoration…

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ISO BAUMER

Dr Iso Baumer, long-time lecturer for Eastern Church Studies, died at the age of 92 on 18 November 2021.

Iso Baumer taught Eastern Church Studies at the Faculty of Theology from 1988 to 1999 and at the Theological School of Einsiedeln Abbey from 2002 to 2008. He was a member of the Institute for Ecumenical…

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METROPOLITAN DAMASKINOS

November 5th, 2021: Metropolitan Damaskinos - a bridge builder between East and West (on the 10th anniversary of his death)

Metropolitan Damaskinos Papandreou (+ 5 November 2011) was an ecumenical bridge builder between East and West and within the Orthodox world. He founded the Institute for Higher Studies in Orthodox Theology…

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